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BOWEBY THEATRE, Bowory?Tub RnOLuriOH-thb JlTM BROADWAY THEATRE, Broadway- Yenicb 1'aji*ly. JTIBLO'S? La HBXahbila BURTON'S THEATRE, chambers ??re?t? Civiljzatiob ?Turn OuniBV. NATIONAL THEATRE, Chatham street-Misbribs or lviin Lira? Abhorks or Tyrb. WALLACE'S THEATRE. Broadway?Timb Worm WonuiiM? Review?Good fob Nothijs. AMERICAN MUSEUM?Afternoon?Limbricb Bor? Bona* Bbotbbbs. Lining-Willow Copse. ST. CHARI.BB THEATRE. Bowery?Momentous Qrt? tick?Eveleen WilsGn?Boys or Saratoga. CHRISTY'S OPERA HOU8E, 472 Broadway?Ethiopian Buoom it Christy s Opera Tkoipb. WOOD'S MINSTRELS. Wood's Musical Hall, 444 Broad Way? Ethiopia.1* Minstrelsy. CIRCUS, 37 Bowery? E?ji:mtrian Ektertainments. CEO RAM A? Broadwsy?Barvard's Panorama or rai Holy bai?d. HOPE CHAPEL?Dr. Valentine's Evenings or Ec MRTBICITV. HELLER'S SOIREES MYSTERIEUSES, 539 Broadway. OWEN S ALPINE RAMBLES. 338 Broadway. Mew York, Monday, April 18,1833. The Sewi. The arrival of the steamship Pacific at thia port, yesterday afternoon, put as in possession of four days later news from England, and the continent of Eu rope. The British Parliament had assembled after the Barter recess. A vast amount of legislative mat ter?then in prospectu?was likely to be submitted to the members; and the anxiety displayed by the honorable gentlemen for its immediate consideration, leads us to the conclusion that they were a good deal vefreshed by their temporary rustication. The finan cial statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer was submitted to the house upon the 5th instant, hut onr files do not contain a report. It was thought, in political eircles, that the revenue accounts in the Sxcise. Stamps, and Income Tax departments would ahow an increase, whilst the Customs, and " Land and Assessed Taxes" would exhibit a deficit of more than half a million of pounds sterling. It was expected that the Cabinet would submit measures for university reform, and a more popular system of national education. The Spanish volunteer General?Sir De Lacy Evans ?had given notice of a motion for the production of any correspondence with our government relative to the affairs of Cuba. Lord Campbell called the at tention of the peers to the late peace mission of the merchants to the court of Franse. That eminent jurist inclines to the opinion that the members of it committed a misdemeanor in assuming an unac credited representative position at a foreign court. The Great Britain had arrived from Australia, with a large quantity of gold. The amount of gold dust received during a week in the English ports was five millions of dollars. Breadstuff's were dull. No material change in cotton since our previous ad vices. Steamboat, shipping, and railroad calamities were of a lamentably frequent occurrence. France was still tranquil. A speedy adjustment of the per plexed question of the " holy shrine" was antici pated ; still the Czar was rapidly augmenting his ?nmense army by fresh recruits. The government of Spain was maturing the plan of an immense loan. In the Austrian dominions and Italian States the upper classes were in daily alarm, from rumors of existing conspiracies and impending revolutions, whilst the people were harrassed by summary ar rests. followed, in some cases, by speedy executions. A full detail of these matters, with the latest mone tary, maritime and commercial news, will be found in the columns of this paper. The most interesting of our news from Mexico, brought by the steamer Black Warrior, is that re lating to the arrival of the newly elected President, General Santa Anna. The rejoicings at Vera Crnz were very great, and all honors were rendered to him by the authorities and citizens generally. The Manifesto which he issued to the Mexican nation the day after his arrival is a document breathing the tnoet ardent sentiments of patriotism, and evincing a determined desire of regenerating his country. As H m a matter of great interest to this republic, we give a full and accurate translation of his manifesto. There is little else of importance in the news brought by the Black Warrior?that from Cuba is interesting. In connection with many other interesting items, onr special Washington correspondent writes that the foreign policy of the present administration will be put to an immediate test by Col. Sloo's contract with Mexico, for the right of way acroas the Istlimus <>f Tehuan tepee. He remarks that this document ie believed to contain several very objectionable features, which render its sanction by the Pre sident in its present shape extremely doubtful. It is reported that the settlement of the Central American issues will most likely be conducted by Mr. Bu chanan, in London?in which case a charged' affairs will be substituted for a full minister to the Central American States. Gov. Seymour, of Connecticut, it is said, will succeed Judge Conkling as Minister to Mexico. The President has decided upon appoint ing George W. Clinton, of Buffalo, as District Attor ney. and John M. Mott, of Rensselaer, as Marshal, for the Northern District of this State. Archbishop Hughes yesterday afternoon performed the ceremony of laying the corner stone of St. Ste phen s Church, situate in Twenty-eighth street, be tween Lexington and Third avenues. About 4,000 persons were present. After this ceremony had been concluded, the Rev. Dr. Cummiog, pastor of tw churth, delivered a very able sermon, for which, as well as a particular description of the whole mat ter, pernse onr report in another column. Archbishop Hughes yesterday morning dedicated to divine service the new Church of St. Joseph, be tween Pacific and Dean streets, near Bedford, Brook lyn. On the occasion he delivered an eloquent I sermon, the publication of which we ere obligM to postpone until a future period. Father Gavazzi lectured last night to the Italians In the Sunday School room of the Tabernacle. The hall was crowded excess, and the lecture was of the greatest interest. We shall give a full report to morrow. A meeting of the City Bible Society was held last evening at the Sixteenth street Baptist church, for the purpose of presenting the objects and claims of the society to the public. Several persons addressed the congregation in a very eloquent manner, on the sobject ol Charity at Home. One of the reverend gentlemen present said, that 1500 would accomplish more in this city than ?1,000 could in either China. India or Siam. The servi ces were concluded by tak ng up a collection for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the society for the ensuing year. On account of the crowded state of our columns we are compelled to defer a full report of the proceedings. The ninth anniversary of the Protestant Episcopal MWqpary Society for Seamen was cele j brated last evening, at 84. George'a Church, Stuy vesant square, the Provisional Bishop, Dr. Wain wright, presiding. The report of the past jeu stated the amount of receipts for that period at U,952 47, being an increase of $817 80. An able and elaborate sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Neville, after which a collection for the benefit of the society was taken up. The report will appear as soon us we can make room for it. The Rev. Dr. Hatiield delivered a lecture on "The Snares of City Life," last evening, at the Seventh Presbyterian Church, corner of Ridge and Broome streets, to a numerous congregation, comprising a large proportion of young men, to whom it was es pecially addressed. The crowded state of our columns compels us to defer our report. Our columns to-day contain, among a great variety of other interesting matter, to which we have no room fur particular references full aocout of the destruc tive fire at the Brooklyn navy yard yesterday; re ports of various meetings of the trades; court pro ceedings; financial aud commercial reviews, &e. | The Adjournment of the Leclslatiure?'The Qneatlona of the Day?Are the Democracy Hai moiiloua I There seems to be a general acquiescence in the Legislature and out, of the propriety and necessity of calling an extra session. The im portant public business, most of which has been under consideration nearly the whole session, remains unfinished. The settlement of the canal question, the consideration of the code, making appropriations for the support of go vernment. the distribution of the canal sur plusage to the various canals for repairs during the coming season, are among the most indis pensable measures which the last Legislature neglected to provide for. Although from the condition of legislation it was generally conceded that a special session was necessary, still a large majority of the Legislature was not prepared for a proclama tion calling the members together on the very next day after the expiration of the hundred days. The members of the House, being thus disap pointed. immediately upon re-assembling, as soon us action could be had. adopted a resolu tion for adjourning on Friday over to the 18th of May. There was a great pressure upon the Senate to agree to this resolution. But that body, dpon voting at two different periods, de clared by strong majorities that they would not adjourn. This greatly excited and irritated the members of the House; and from the commence ment of the extra session down to Tuesday at noon, that body was in no humor to transact public business. At that hour another resolu tion was adopted, adjourning at five o'clock on that day. to meet again on the 23d day of May. The Senate, after considerable discussion, agreed to the House proposition, and thereupon both branches of the Legislature stand adjourned, for the purpose of giving the members a little re laxation. That the legislature of 1853 has disappointed public expectation is absolutely certain. On the second day of the session, the 5th of January, a commencement was made to adjust the canal question. The Senate was harmonious and ap parently anxious to make the experiment, and when the question was taken to the House, the attempt failed by the casting vote of Mr. Speaker Ludlow. As matters turned out.1t is now very apparent that the failure of that joint reso lution has produced all the evils, and prevented the Legislature from finishing up all the indis pensable business within the hundred days. The result has proved that a nearly unani mous opinion prevailed, before the adjournment, that an amendment of the constitution, in some mode or other, was considered necessary. The only question now seems to be. whether two million five hundred thousand dollars, or one million five hundred thousand dollars, shall be borrowed annually, until the canals shall be finally completed. Not only did the House, through its leaders of the barn horning section. Messrs. West. Champlin Loomis. and others yield their first impressions of a tax and toll bill, hut one of them absolute j ly introduced resolutions amending the consti tution. And Governor Seymour, in his message convening the Legislature, also endorses a pro portion for an amendment. Though he has been known during the winter as having used all his influence in favor of the tax and toll bill, ; he has now only re-affirmed the identical posi tion which the Buffalo Courier and other de mocratic papers allege he advocated in his ad dresses to the people before his election, during his tour through the canal districts. It cannot truly be said that Mr. Loomis in troduced the proposition to impose tolls on railroads. When his bill for imposing a tax to finish the canals was under discussion, the bill sent Into the Senate for tolling the roads by Mr. Pierce, was tacked to Mr. Loomis's bill, and both were blended together by a large vote, sent to the Senate, where it sleeps, and can never be adopted. Had the joint resolution offered on the se cond day of the session been adopted by the House, a committee of wise and discreet mem bers three from the Senate and five from the House, been judiciously selected by the Presi dent of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, a report or two reports made, after two weeks conference and consultation, this whole difficulty of providing ways and means for com pleting the canals would have been adjusted be fore the session was half ended. And. in taking this view, it must be conceded that the casting vote given by Mr. Speaker Lndlow against the formation of that joint committee, contributed in a great measure to procure the continued embarrassments of the session, created an ill feeling between the two bouses, prevented har mony in the Senate in relation to executive sessions, threw much important business over board, and rendered it indispensable that Gov ernor Seymour should call a special session of the Legislature. Ilence we would inquire, whether this matter could not have been amica bly adjusted, if the Governor. Senate, and As sembly had been more courteous towards each other during the early part of the session ? Nothing but this state of feeling prevented the Senate from acting early upon all the Govern" or's recommendations to office, and confirming them. All the lucrative stations in this city and elsewhere are still in the hands of the op ponents of the administration. The harbor masters, loan commissioners, and others of equal value, were withdrawn from the Senate, after it was satisfactorily established that their con firmation was very doubtful. The Governor was wise, probably, in not exposing the names of his appointees, to the chagrin of the disap' pointed. As it stands nobody knows who the successful competitors arc, and. therefore, all the applicants will enter the fall campaign with e<|Unl zeal, each one thinking himself upon the executive slate. Perhaps the most extraordinary proceeding during the entire session, was the offering of a resolution in the House, within twenty minutes < f the close of the session, impeaching one of the highest officers under the State government. At oo wrlj d., a eomnUtce ?? b,\be S?.k?r to lo?e8U?.t. o??l ^ Nutbiug waa heard from it until tbe M?Wng momente of the ecMicn whe^ ia the greatest couftimon, exciteme , Mr Cbamplio. with .teutorinn lung*. demanded Hot tlic regular order of businee. be WP?^ iu order that he might make a report ot a very important character from a select committee. TheHouse, it seems, without knowing what he report was, yielded. Mr. Champlm then stated what the report was, and read a resolution nn peaching John C. Mather, one of the Commis sioners. for grossly improper conduct in the discharge of his official duties. The House was astounded at this announcement, but m Btead of adopting the resolution, by acclama tion laid the whole subject upon the tab e. We say this was an extraordinary proceeding. The committee should have made their repor a month or six weeks earlier, instead of throwing it in as a firebrand, which was seen to produce a conflagration at a moment when every mem ber was in a high state of excitement, twenty minutes before the adjournment. We care no thing about the merits of the report, or the jus tice of the resolution; but we do contend that it was unfair and unmanly to make the extiam nary presentment at the moment it was done.and in the hasty manner it was accomplished. It looks as if it was the intention of those in e secret, to adopt the resolution of impeachment in a hurried manner, when the members were engaged in tumult and disorder. It looks to us as if it might be corfctrued into a premeditated attempt at persecution. What will thepeop e think of it. when the reasons for impeachment, contained in the committee's report, shall be circulated far and wide, as they will be, throug - out the State? _ , What effect has the recent session produced upon the " harmonious democracy 1 Is it now an unit, as declared to be previous to the first of January ? Are there no more hunkers, barnburners, hard or soft shellsThese inter rogatories can easily be answered, by re ference, any day, to the columns of the two antagonistic papers at Albany. The breach was never wider than at this moment. The vindictiveness displayed was never more bitter, virulent and hostile. The elements of discord were never more boisterous, and personalities never more vin dictive. The pertinacity with which Senator Vanderbilt and the rest of the hunkers have adhered to the indispensable necessity of finish ing the canals by constitutional amendment, haBbeen resisted by the other side, backed by Governor Seymour, Comptroller Wright, Attor ney-General Chatfield, Speaker Ludlow, and others. The yielding of the latter at the ele venth hour places them in a whiffing condition, and shows that they have abandoned principle and policy, and stepped off theirplatform, for no other purpose than to produce reconciliation before the next election. They know, with the present feeling, no democratic nominations of importance can succeed. There are six State officers in the field for re-election?four barn burner* and two hunkers?and the expected resignation of McAlpine will bring another candidate in the field. A new Senate is to be elected to serve for two years, aud a House of Assembly for one year. Should they allow the question to go before the people, as to whether taxes or tollB shall ?>e imposed or the surplus revenues be pledged ! for finishing the canals, they arc shrewd politi cians enough to foresee the result. To lose the State, the power and patronage of the canals, after having full sway only one short year, would be preposterous; and to some of the pre sent State officers a disappointment from which they never could recover. But whether the late caving in of the adherents of the tax and toll project, will eventually " save their bacon,'- is a question for future solution. The extra session, what will it amount to . Simply a rehash of the ridiculous nonsense, in the main, of the expired hundred days. The men who compose the Legislature will return the beginning of the summer, prepared for a sa lubrious time in the shade of the majestic elms of the Capitol park. And with the canal matter, the everlasting code, the impeachment case, and a half dozen matters of smaller note, the very able dignitaries of this profound Legislature will find ample excuse for remaining in those comfortable quarters, until the dog-days, sum mer disease, or some kind of pestilence drives them to their homes. What will Become of the Green Spots?? Ax Act of Desecration ?What a terrible foe to nature is this restless, ubiquitous, heartless thing known as progress and improvement. No spot within many miles circuit of the city can remain any length of time free from its encroachments. Utilitarianism is its sole creed, and veneration has no part in its system. One by one the secluded spots on the npper part of the island have been overtaken by its strides. Villages have been reached and incorporated into the city, and now even Har lem itself is only the extension of the Fourth avenue. Jones's Wood, which, so late as last summer, was the resort of picnic parties, and tar get excursionists, and solitude-seeking lovera, has hud its sanctity violated, and now sees streets formed through its romantic dells. But while Hobokcn and the Elysian Fields were spared from absorption, and allowed as a sort of public park, where the worn out toilers in the busy haunts of man might sometimes isolate themselves from their exhausting occu pations. and enjoy the sweet communing of nature?while that spot was spared wc felt somewhat consoled for the want of city parks. But progress, like the great destroyer, respects not the beautiful more than the vile, and before its ravages even the Elysian Fields seem destined to disappear. The winding walk of the pebbly beach is now converted into a macadamized road; where lisping childhood and rofiy faced nurses sported about, bands of Irish laborers are now engaged in the unro mantie employment of blasting and levelling ; and the Sybil's cave appears condemned to degenerate into an ice house to one of the man sions now erecting in that vicinity. New Yorkers will soon have nothing left as a rural retreat in the dog days nave Coney Island. Printers' Prices?The Oi.d and the Nkw.? The following will show the increased cost of composition on the Nkw York Herald, by the newly established rates of printers' charges, over the prices which have previously been paid :? Composition bill on Nkw York Hf.rald for week ending April !)?old prices. f773 23 Composition bill on Nkw York Urrald t?.r week ending April 10?new prices , 8C7 73 Difference.. #?<!) 4S Which will make an annual increase in the cost of type setting alone on this j apor of IfWS. The VkU and Preepeete of Mexico. The solution of the Mexican problem is fast approaching. Thirty year* of democratic struggles have been consummated in the dicta torship of Santa Anna; and while gloom has been thickening over the political prospects of the republic, her social and financial evils have been hopelessly aggravated. Internal rivalry between the States, hostility to foreign powers, blind neglect of the real resources of the coun try. and an insatiable craving for change, have plunged Mexico into an abyss from which it is beyond the power of any individual to extricate her. She may not yet have reached the inner most circle of the eddying whirlpool which shall engulf her nationality; she may yet be des tined, under the ephemeral guidance of new rulers, to revolve once or twice through the narrowing orbits which enclose the fatal vortex. The wave which is to overwhelm her may be eluded by Santa Anna, to break upon his successor; but the fate of the country once known as the brightest gem in the Western continent is now merely a question of time. Recovery has long 6ince been impossible ; rescue from the powerful talons of the American eagle is now a mere idle dream, Mexico must fall. In a word, Mexico must be ours. Among the few citizens of tbe Mexican re public who bave still the heart to think of the condition and destiny of their country there are none so blind as to anticipate permanent relief from the return of Santa Anna. To one. the event seems pregnant with foreign wars. Another can see no safeguard against dis union, disruption, and the total destruc tion of Mexican nationality. A third goes farther, and contemplates without dread the annexation of Mexico to this Union. ?? The dissolving action of our system,'-' says an able Mexican writer,' has not ccased one jot.'" and he adds, in a tone of doleful prophecy, that if a spirit of unity?which he admits does not exist?should not suddenly spring up to heal the sores ot his country, "the United States will obtain the object of their intrigues, and Mexico will at length be blotted out from the catalogue of nations." Such is the prospect which the Mexicas publicists themselves foresee. We can well afford, in view of the miseries which afflict that unhappy people, to forgive the imputation of intrigue which they cast upon us. though they cannot have forgotten that the destiny of Mexico was once in our hands, and we might, had we chosen, have seized the whole country, to unite it with our own. An endeavor on their part to hide their straits under a decent shift of compulsion should not excite our anger. But in truth, if we set aside considerations of national feeling and pride, the Mexican peo ple ought rather to view their impending fate with joy than with regyet. They have now spent thirty years in fruitless attempts to govern themselves. During that period, the utter im possibility of joint action among the States for the common benefit has been irrefragably dem onstrated. Each experiment has afforded new evidence of the irreconcileable hostility of inter ests between the manufacturing and the agri cultural, the maritime and the inland States. Each successive constitution has furnished fresh instances of collision between the federal and the State governments. Conciliation has been abandoned in sheer despair. Ruler after ruler, constitution after constitution, has been tried, and the net results are a state of confusion and anarchy appalling to describe. The foreign debt of the republic, which did not exist in 1821, amounted to $52,774,497 on 31st December, 1852, and this is exclusive of nearly twenty three millions of dollars paid to the creditors since 1832. The domestic debt has increased during the name period from $10,000,000 to $76,170,406. By what means does Mexico ex pect to be able to liquidate this debt?to pay nearly $129,000,000. or even the interest on that sum ? She can indulge no hopes of increas ed revenue, for though her income before her independence was $20,000,000. her revenue, under General Arista, barely exceeded $10,000,000. She cannot rely on increas ed taxation upon a people among whom insurrection has become a chronic disor der, and whose poverty is alone a safe shield from onerous imposts. Of the in evitable consequences of repudiation we need not here speak. We repeat, the only practica ble exit from the labyrinth?the only cure for the "dissolution of the social bonds?the chaos of ideas and principles?the continued agitation ?the slow and prolonged agony"?now press ing on Mexico, is peaceful incorporation with this country. And if the Mexicans knew their own interests they would demand it. That they will not we feel tolerably assured. The extinction of a nationality is one of those operations to which no people, however despe rate their case, will voluntarily submit. Santa Anna, too, is not a man of politic expedients, but of desperate resolves. He lacks pru dence, honesty, principle, but not boldness or ambition. Uraga might have consented to be Viceroy of Mexico, or Lieutenant of Queen Christina; but Santa Anna would scorn any such subordinate post. He would rather be crushed at the head of a ruined people than prosper in foreign tutelage. Hence it is that to our mind a rupture of our relations with Mexico, consequent upon some violation of our rights by the Dictator, seems a most likely occurrence. On a calm review of the various modes by which the annexation of the republic might be effected, we see none more natural than the process by which one-half of its for mer territory has already fallen into our hands. Desperate circumstances, operating on the mind of a man of Santa Anna's desperate character, can suggest none but desperate remedies; and we can disccrn none more clearly foreshadowed than another war with Mexico, Out of what pretext it may spring time will show. It seemed nursed in the Tehuantepec business; but the ratification of fhat treaty by Santa Anna's frieud and coadjutor, Lombardini, would appear to indicate a willingness on hie part to carry out the policy of his predecessor in this respect. Some interference with the Vera Cruz and Acapulco route may more rea sonably be expected. That such a course would be directly detrimental to the best in terests of Mexico, and would lead to the dowu full of the Dictator himself, seems clear enough; but Santa Anna's rashness and headstrong character are still more notorious. Standing as he does, on the brink of a volcano, relying solely on Providence for a government?seeing, as he must do. thai the manifest destiny of Mex ico is to become part of the United States and i having, moreover a debt of vengeance and hate todUclmrge, that he should furnish us with u fur ther illustration of his character, by violating thefaifhofthe Mexican government, seizing the property of American citizens, and selling the right of way through Puebla to a new compa ny, would seem by no means impossible. Whatever form ofprovocation he might cloos? I to adopt, the result would be the Mine. To ute the aoblc language of the President, "controlled by no timid forbodings of evil from expansion," we should, in case of need, proceed to annex the remainder of Mexico by the shortest and most economical process. Since 1832 we have taken from Mexico 109.9441 square leagues of terri tory. being a trifle over one half the whole pos sessions of the republic prior to the indepen dence of Texas. Mexico still possesses 106, 0G7J square leagues of territory, blessed by all the advantages that nature can bestow, but cursed by a population that can make no use of it. We are not sure that it was sound policy, in 1848, to make a distinction between this terri tory and Upper California and New Mexico. Had the whole country then fallen into our hands the Mexicans would have been saved many years of disaster, our national wealth would have been largely increased, and the i6thmus would now have been covered with a prosperous and active population. The New Collector.?No man in the cityt just now, has quite as many admirers and friends as the new Collector of the port; and since bis appointment and acceptance the ranks of the hard shells have received an amazing accession of numbers. The softs have become hard, and the hards have become harder than ever. The soft shell petitions which were got ten up while the nominee was in embryo, have undergone a thorough overhauling, and every thing savoring of Mareylsm or Van Burenism carefully expunged. In the way of signatures and letters, in the estimation of the hungry ap plicants; the soft shell leaders are below par at the custom houee. while the autographs of the prominent hards command a large premium, and the demand is most decidedly active. There appears to be no limit to the present popularity of Judge Bronson. for even the organ of the abolitionists, the Evening Post, compli ments him. now that he has accepted; although the -noise and confusion"' incident to a removal of its publication office, unavoidably delayed its felicitations until all hope of his declining had vanished. But partizan journals, like other un fortunates, are afflicted with short memories, else the Post would not forget that it attributed Judge Bronson's opinion on the constitu tionality of the Nine Million Loan bill, to a dc sire to sell his law library on favorable terms to the State, distributing its bountiful denunci ations of Webster and Bronson about equally between those distinguished lawyers, after their legal opinions were promulgated in support of that famous measure. The Collector, happy man, has between six and seven hundred snug places to bestow, so that he can provide for at least thirty hard shells in each ward, which will average, say six. in every election district. What a formi dable organization for the primary elections! Who wouldn't be a hard shell, now that they have a collector whose shell is as hard as Dick inson's and Schell's put together ? But what will the soft shells think of the matter ? Are they to give it up so. Mr. Bronson ? What will Judge Bronson do ? And, above all, what will Mrs. Grundy say'! r The Wa tekino Places?Saratoga and New port?The Maine Law.?The new liquor law of Rhode Island is now in full blast of opera tion. and its provisions will be enforced at New port during the approaching fashionable season with even greater stringency than the previous law was carried into effect last summer, which must operate to the further detriment of that beautiful retreat. At Saratoga?sober, quiet, but fashionable Saratoga?no such restraint will be placed upon its numerous visiters as the Maine law will impose upon the tew stragglers who will resort to Newport. The staid and sober inhabitants of Saratoga county, with an eye to their interests as well as their opinions, very wisely, at their late charter election, put at rest the Maine law question, as we see that in every town in the county the liquor law can didates were defeated. Arrh ai of Fiunconi.?The steamer Washington ar T.vert ob Saturday from Bremen, brought ?ut the entire Hippodrome troupe of Mon*. Franconi, together with the extensive itud o: horses, wardrobe, chariot*, and general paraphernalia belonging to hi* famous Parisian establishment. The following are the namei of the prin cipal member??Mons. Franconi, Madame Franconi, Mom. Chirinie, Madame Chirinie. lei Freree Siegriet, Madame Siegrist. Mom. Mason. Madame Mason, Mom. Maria, Madame Maria, Mile. Angelina, Ml'#. Eugenie, Mile. Caroline, Mile. Adeline, Mil*. Leontine, Mons. Nicols, Ma?ter? Nic Ji, Mr. B. Stickney. The company and stock are in most excellent condition, aad will organiie and commence practising in the Hippo drome, Madison square, immediately. The first public exhibition of this colossal and novel equestrian enter tainment will take place on Monday, the 2d of May, a pro gramme of which will be published in a day or two. Mom. Franconi has invited the members of the press to attend his first full dress tehearsal and Mine, on Monday evening, the 25th inst. The revival of the festivals, games and amusements of the ancient Greeks and Romans, with all their most daring feats and animated splendors, will form an epoch in the history of the public amusements of this country; and, by a judicious management of his establishment, if Mon?. Franconi should not exactly restore to eqtieatrian entertainments the rank and popularity they enjoyed during the classic ages, when king?, were competitors for the prizes in the chariot races, and when warriors esteemed a victory in the Hippodrome or the Olympian Games the highest honor, and equal to the conquest of a foreign province, or the greatest triumph in the field of battle, be will at least elevate his profession far above what it has ever attained in this eountry, and. moreover, secure to himself and associates a splendid fortune, a* the reward of his magnificent enterprise. The Hippodrome will not, as its name would imply, be exclusively devoted to feats of horsemanship, but, In order to vary the diversions, divers exorcises of the Grecian Pentathlon and Stadium will be introduced, con sisting of vigorous display* of exciting gymnastics, such a* foot rating, leaping, darting, poising, climbing, and otheT atletic and daring feats the grounds being so ar ranged a* to admit of this diversity in the entertain ments. Pergonal Intelligence* We mentioned in our issue of yesterday, the arrival of General .lames Shield*. The General puts up at the Union Placs Hotel, where he will remain during his brief stay in thin city. General 8. was one of the most distinguished officers connected with the war with Mexico. He com manded the brigade of which the New To.k volunteers formed a portion. Yesterday, among the guests who visited him were Captains Fnrosworth snd Hall, of the New York volunteers, who, we understand, are endeavoring to make arrangements to give the General such a reieption as hi* merits deserve. We liave no doubt but the Common Council will co operate with the volunteers in extending to the General all the honors due one so deservedly enti tled to the hospitalities of a patriotic community. Among the arrivals last night at the Metropolitan, were Hon. Thomas J. Rusk, U. 3. Senator from Texas; Hon. Thomas H. War.', Texas; Major Hammond, the newly appointed Collector of San l-rancisco; Count and Countess Rossi, and suit, Philadelphia. Hon. Thomas F. Marshall, in honor of whom so many complimentary obituary notices hnv? be?n written, is announced as a candidate for the legislature of Kentucky in Woodford county. lion. Georg" W <'lmse member of Centres* efoct fiom the Nineteenth di-.trlot. of t his Htat'i, Is seriously ill. Hit complaint Is eryripeks in the head. William II. Rogers, who lias beeu ProfcMOr of Natural Philosophy, Geology and Mineralogy, in the University Of Virginia, for the last r.oventeen years.land ,t. Lawrence Smith, Professor ol Chemistry and vfateria Medica, hive ieslgr.?.d their respective professorship'. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fstj., thenewlyappo n Con il ;it Uverpo ?!, is iu town, m oiWi for Liverpool. The Sew Golden Ingots. We are indebted to Messrs. A damn and Company, o<? of thi* city, for aa Inspection of two large ingots oP One California gold, issued to them?after assay?from the United States Mint at Philadelphia, last Saturday. Independent of their great value, the ingots are veryv beautiful, both from the neat manner in which they aro put up and the accuracy with which they are labelled* and stamped, so as to show the weight and current coin age value cf each at a glance. The requirements of thd law in this respect will be better understood from a pub lication of the following "Note'' of the authorities, whic'i. we annex Untto States Mixt, ) Philadelphia, April 16, 1863. / The bars of fine gold issued by the mint are required ?> ? law to contain a designation of the weight and ttnene i, and these accoidingly aie stamped upon them. The it ? bel, which is al 10 glued to the bar, it not of any ler; tl value, but is a mere memorandum of information, whic'i,. - it was supposed, an owner might wish to have, nameli, an the contents of the bar in value, and a* to the n?t amount which would be paid if the bar* wereafterwa r<lt returned to the mint. The label accordingly states?Fii.% the gross vulue, or the amount in dollars, which can l?c made from the bar, at which value lA is paid out to tlio owner. Secondly, a statement is made of tbe deduction of one-half per cent, whioh will be levied for the expeu-r. of coining, in caBe the bar is returned to the mint tor tha' purpose. Third, the net amoun? which can consequent ly be realized in coin at the mint. The last amount constitutes the cash value below, tor which the bars should never be sold, as they can always be realized at that rate at the mint, and hereafter at the New York Assay Office. For purposei of export, for bile to manufacturers, and other commercial purposes, they should have a still higher value, varying according to the - circumstances of demand. R. PATTERSON. The ban are of different sizsi, and the labels, stamps. &c., are pasted and impressed upon the solid metal. The* label upon the larger reads thus:? OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ? OOOOOOOO 0000000000000000000 o Memorandum or Gold Bah?No. I. o o Oxs: 214.31; A: 989)i~Finc ,'B3 6f. o e Less charges for coinage 21 91! o o o o Valne in eoim at the mint.. 71 o o U. S. Hint, Philadelphia, 16th April. 1853. o o iSijrned) R. D. DUNNING, for Treasurer, o oooooooooooooooooooobooooououoo ooooooooooooooooooooooo Upon the opposite side of the ingot the foil is stamped with?"U. S. Mint. 1853. Philadelphia. No. 1. Fina 989^. Oza. 214.31." The smaller bar la labelled:? ooooooooouooooooooooooooo.M,o oooooooo ooooooooeuooooooco o Memoraniiitm or Goi.n Bak?No. II. o o Ok: 57.52; A: 990?Fine $1,177 15 o o Loss charges for coinage 5 8S o o ? ? - . o o Valne in coins at the mint f 1,171 -7 o o 17. 8. Mint, Philadelphia, ltith April. 1853. o o (Signed) ? ? ? R. D. DUNNING, for Treasurer, o OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOO00000o The reverse side is stamped with?"U. 8. Mint. 1853. Philadelphia. No. n. Fine 990. Om. 57.52.'' We were also showen two of the small sized ingot'by ' Messrs. Harnden & Co. Fire In tbc Navy Yard. IMMENSE BE8TBUCTI0N OK UOVEBNMENT PROPERTY ?ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS. A destructive conflagration occurred In the navy j ar<? . yesterday morning, which raged furiously during th? greater part of the day, and had not been completely suppressed im the evening. It originated about nine o clock, in the painters' loft, over the timber shed, which is situated about the centre of the yard, and is supposed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion from a barrel used as a receptacle foe scraps of paint, bits ol oakum, and other refuse of a highly inflammable charac ter. The building in which the Are originated was of brick, painted the usual straw color, with a roof tiled with Blate. Its dimensions were 300 feet in length by 60' in width, and on the exterior jresented the appearance of being fire-proof. It was divided into three apartments;, the ground floor being used for the storage of seasoned timber, whichcomprised the beams of a frigate, & feventy-four, a sloop, and the frames of three other war vessels, betides a Urge amount of promis cuous timber, for use as occasion might require. The loft wax used as a storage for paints, varnishes and oils; while the southwestern end was divided off, and eccupied as the gunner's loft, where all kinds of small arms were re paired. A quantity of old iron * was aUo stored in this apartment. Most of the timbers were placed in the shed fourteen years ago ; and in 1?47 under charge of the then Inspector, Mr. John Simmons, were taken out and replaced, since which time it has remained "disturbed. The burned with great fury, rendering the efforts of the fire men of but little avail, and the whole ?tauetu" wmi de molished, the walls only being left standing. It will, how ever be necessary to tear them down before operations for rebuilding can be commenced. The structure stand ing apart from the other buildings, enabled the firemen to labor without hindrance ; and although the wind was blowing strongly during the morning, they succeeded in _ confining the flames to the edifice in which it originated. Paring the progress of the fire two distinct explosion* took place, which created some fears among those at work about the building; but on being assured by one or the officers of the yard that nothing of a dangerous nature was allowed in any of the shops, operation* were stain resumed with redoubled vigor. It is surmised, however, that several bombshells had been thrown among ^ the old iron in the gunner's loft without the knowledge of the overseers, as the explosions occurred In that apart ment. Although the concussions were quite loud, anl, fragments of timber were scattered about, no harm re sulted therefrom. , ? The contents and value of the building are as follows, aft near as an estimate can be made :? The beams of one seventy four, a trigate, and sloop-of war, of Southern pine; the frames of three other Tessels, of live oak, and a large amount of other timber; the whole valued at about $60,000. . , The contents of the painter's loft, in which a large quantity of paints, oils, and turpentine was stored, (some of it but the day previous,) were valued at about $20 000. The contents of the gunner's loft oonslsted principally of tools, asd old arms taken there for repairs. Low, about $6 000. The building is valued at about $50,000?the amount. I appropriated by gevernnent for its construction. RKCAPTTULATlON O* lOBSM. ' On building On timbers ??,900 On contents of paint thop On contents of gunner's loft 5,QW> j Total Three engines, one hook and ladder company, and sev? I ral hose carts belonging to the navy yard, were put in re quisition immediately on the discovery of the fire, and a ' stream was alfo forced from the dry dock by means or the steam engine. The Brooklyn firemen were out in full foree, and labored assiduously during the greater portion of the day. The Chief of Poliee, and the captains and men of the various districts, were likewise on hand. There can hardly be a doubt that the fire was theJresulU of spontaneous combu -tion?the shops being all closed immediately after working hoars, ana no ingress allowed after that time. , . .. . . Some nine months since the barrel placed at the head of the stairs for the reception of the refuse of the paint shop was discovered to be on'fire just before the workmen had concluded the labors of the day, but It' was extin guished without causing material damage; and recently one of the men, after wiping his hands on a piece Ol oakum, threw it out of the door when it immediately ig nited. It wa< then remarked that a fire in those build ings, from spontaneous combustion, might some time occur. ACtTOBHTfl AND INCIBESTH Thomas Daley, a member of No. 7, was rundown W Engine No. 19, while proceeding to the fire in the yard. He was badly hurt, and it is feared some bones were broken. Two officers of the Second District poliee carried him te his residence, on the corner of Hudson avenue and Front street. . , .. . Alfred Johnson, a machinist employed us the yard, while assisting at the fire, had"one or his legs broken by the falling of a piece of timber from the burning building. John White and Mr. Brown, members of Engine No. 17, were both injured?one of tbem serisusly, having had several ribs broken while aiding about the fire. During the time of the fire the marines patroled every part of the yard, in order to prevent desertions. City Polities. TAMMANY SOCIETY OB COLUMBIAN 0RDKH?ELEC TION OP OFFICERS FOB TH* EN8UINO THAR. The annual election for officers of this Society, will be held at Tammany Hall this evening. The following can didates belong to the old line of the Democratic Republl ( can party. For Sachems. Joseph Cornell, Jared W.Bell, . Jacob Brush, Richard B. Connolly, Win. B. Aitken, Joseph A. Jackson, Alexander F. Vaehe, Garrett H. Striker, Jr., John J. Manning, Cornelius S. Bogardu*, Joseph M. Marsh, Ulyses D. French, / Thomas Wheelan. For Secretary, Far Sagamore, William L- HaU. John Becker. For Treasurer, For Wlskinkle, James C. Stonesll. William W. Fream. There is another set of candidates, but their circular* are circulated in a secret manner. The polls will be opened from 7 until 9 o'clock, and no doubt the can vassing will be carried on in a spirited manner by both prrties. ~ Marine Affairs. Fast Saiuno ?The clipper ship " Flying Cloud, Cant. Creesy, who is ce operating with Ueut. Maury in his system if observations for the wind and current., charts, went on her last voyage from San Francisco to ?the Sandwich glands in sight days. She carried Hky_ sails and royal studding sails all the way, and averaged 266 miles a day. She was steering west In chase of th?i setting sun, and actually gained twenty minutes upon him daily, for in consequence of her great speed, each one of these eight days was to her about twenty minutes longer than it was to us who remained stationary here at home ?Notional IntrVigcrver. Trai.-The lieit assortment of flne Teas will be found at the store of tlis Canton Tea Company, No. 120 Cbat Sain street, between 1'carl and Roosevelt 'tresis, the oldest ten establishment in the city. We ?"r readers that they can do better there *ban elsewhere, either at wholesale or retsll. They have no branch stores. Ilnrirnlns In Frtncli f.'hlnft.?We hfg to call the attention of the public to the second and Inst c"nsi<n mentof this quality of French china for the season received from the rrent porcelain manufactory at V tenon, France Tbls oonsSjrnmnit will be opened and .-xposed for ?? 1 18th April poil consists of dinner, tea and dessert wnre, in plain white, and various fancy patterns. The coedsi aro slichtlv damaited, but not at all nnfit for use?tlis defects bftfnir scarcely perceptible?and will bo sold at a reduction op* from twenty to thirty per cent below the usual price ln rrdrr to cloM cwn?igtifnc*lit nt once. eratr JIOI OIIWOI'T A DA IU.U V, 501 Broadway.